Saif SC to play TC Sports of Maldives Tuesday

AFC Cup: Saif SC to play TC Sports of Maldives Tuesday


Dhaka – Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team Saif Sporting Club will play the Maldives Premier League runners-up TC Sports Club in a preliminary stage of the AFC Cup – 2018 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Tuesday with both the teams are optimistic to win the match.The match will kick off at 3pm (Bangladesh time). ATN Bangla will telecast the match live from the big bowl while Bangladesh Betar will broadcast the running commentary.TC Sports Club, which won the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup crown in Chittagong in March last year, will play their home match against the same team on January 30 at the National Stadium in Male.Addressing a pre-match press conference at the BFF Bhaban on Monday, Head Coach of Saif SC Ryan Northmore and captain Jamal Bhuiyan said, “We are more balanced and stronger side than the Maldives team, we are confident of winning the match, displaying our best performances.”
Head Coach of TC Sporting Club Mohamed Nizam and skipper Ahmed Farrah said, “We want to back home with a winning advantage in the away match against Saif SC playing our best football, the match will be keenly contested one.”Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will also play in the Asia Cup 2018 in the upper stage of group level.Saif SC had to win first the home and away basis pre-play-off matches and later the play-off match to reach group stage.The stadium gate for the Tuesday’s match will remain open and free for the spectators, moreover and three lucky spectators will be awarded the Malaysia trip.UNB news agency


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